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09-26-2012 02:01 PM
kfssdude
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

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Originally Posted by ernestocaira View Post
anyone wants to sell his edge III? I'm looking for one,
I've got one in Cosmo black with an FU brass Big Block I'll sell. I swapped out to an OFR (same body route). Absolutely hated the E3.

I will say though, that with that huge brass block on there (the E3 takes a monster block!) it sounded phenomenal! I just got sick of the tuning stability issues everyone else has already mentioned...
09-26-2012 12:38 PM
11racksfx
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

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Originally Posted by leathermonkey7 View Post
I guess my point was if they can't make a locking system that stays in tune at the Edge 3 price point, they should probably stick with a hard tail, or improve the design. I totally understand your point though. In the end, you get what you pay for..
Totally agree. But they are just there to make a profit and sell the low end to beginner and needs to upgrade to a higher end later. Company like Ibanez, Fender make more profit on lower end line. They just sell more volume for more profit. Just look at the Premium line being made in Indo.
09-24-2012 04:13 PM
spykey1
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

What would be the best replacement for an edge 111 in a jem 555?
06-17-2012 10:30 AM
Bryancap77
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

I had a blue rt42dxfm and if it had a different trem I would have kept it, it was a beauty but wouldn't stay in tune for very long
04-18-2012 07:55 PM
leathermonkey7
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

I guess my point was if they can't make a locking system that stays in tune at the Edge 3 price point, they should probably stick with a hard tail, or improve the design. I totally understand your point though. In the end, you get what you pay for..
04-18-2012 06:01 PM
AlaskaBat
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

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Originally Posted by leathermonkey7 View Post
Tremolos with the locking nut are not very popular now for many guitar players, but it seems like a feature that A LOT of folks that are into Ibanez still look for. This being the case, if I were Ibanez, I'd make sure the Floyd type bridges put on the guitars work perfectly. There are bridges now that don't need a double locking system to do crazy bombs and stay in tune. If a player is willing to deal with the inherent disadvantages of a Floyd type unit, they should at least get all the benefits of one without too much hassle or tweaking..
If all guitars were built with the same parts and wood--they'd all be the same price...LOL.
There was never a high-end Ibanez with the Edge III for a reason.



04-18-2012 07:55 AM
leathermonkey7
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

Tremolos with the locking nut are not very popular now for many guitar players, but it seems like a feature that A LOT of folks that are into Ibanez still look for. This being the case, if I were Ibanez, I'd make sure the Floyd type bridges put on the guitars work perfectly. There are bridges now that don't need a double locking system to do crazy bombs and stay in tune. If a player is willing to deal with the inherent disadvantages of a Floyd type unit, they should at least get all the benefits of one without too much hassle or tweaking..
02-18-2011 05:25 PM
ernestocaira
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

anyone wants to sell his edge III? I'm looking for one,
01-11-2011 11:21 AM
jym-ellis
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

the one on my giger has never given me a problem. i added a little clear fingernail polish to the threads of th set screw for the arm
01-11-2011 10:38 AM
MrChong
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

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Originally Posted by MarkE View Post
Despite serious abuse, the Edge III on my RG350 works just fine, holds tune, returns to pitch properly and has a better feel than the Edge Pro 7 on my RG1527.

Agree with the issues about the arm working loose but it's 5 seconds work with an allen key to tighten it again when it does.

Maybe I got a good one.
+1

The arm on mine never gets loose, and it never goes outta tune.
it aint an original edge or low-pro but it aint crap
11-26-2010 01:55 PM
Just A Box
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

So, hows this? A picture of me holding the Edge III in front of my laptop showing a picture of my long departed Edge Pro II. My opinions were and remain this:

1) Increased mass in the trem block for the Edge Pro II

2) More mass overall for the saddles/string clamp combos

3) The big time ski jump where the fine tuners are located, whereas the Edge Pro II is low & flat.



So, it stands to reason, that without further proof, I can't find a locking trem by Ibanez that isn't better than the Edge III.
11-26-2010 01:54 PM
Just A Box
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

Ok, now that I'm officially up to nine posts:

My argument, with pictures will follow.....
11-26-2010 01:25 PM
Just A Box
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

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Originally Posted by Rich View Post
Maybe you didn't notice but the arm and retention / holder are exactly the same on both the EP2 and ED3.
I stand corrected on that point. I have my edge III in my hand and just compared it to the pics of the Edge Pro II I sold online.... Identical arm retention.
11-26-2010 01:03 PM
Just A Box
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

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Originally Posted by SPENSPUMA View Post
Ive got an Edge III in my Jem 555 and ive gotta say ive never had a problem with it.

I had an Edge Pro 2 in my Rg2550 and i had more tuning issues with that.

But, im not a huge whammy bar abuser so maybe thats why i get on with all these floating trems??
Except for the non-locking trem on my SAS36FM, I've had zero issues with any Ibanez trem, ever. My point was, forgetting the ZR series, that the Edge III was the least of the locking trem offers from Ibanez. I can't argue with it being good, I'm just saying compared to the others, it look alot less good.

Personally, I think they should go with ZR & Edge Pro, that's it.

Also, it's possible I've got alot of good guitars from Ibanez, and others have had issues that I didn't. Maybe it's a little bit of a QC issue with the lower to mid priced guitars?
11-26-2010 12:56 PM
Rich
Re: Edge 3 tremolo

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just A Box View Post
the arm & it's "retention" method are, IMO, inferior to that of the Edge Pro or Edge Pro II. .
Maybe you didn't notice but the arm and retention / holder are exactly the same on both the EP2 and ED3.
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